Last Thursday night, Eyeblaster AU had their Christmas party…
Port Orient Restaurant transforms into a karaoke bar after 9pm. So while we were really here to embarrass ourselves, the food was surprisingly impressive. For $59.90 per person, we had the ‘Special Christmas Banquet’ with two entrees (four pieces for $10). And what a great night it was -there was plenty of laughter, great entertainment and fablulous views which overlooked the harbour.

Port Orient Restaurant - spring rolls

Spring Rolls

Port Orient Restaurant - deep fried prawn dumplings

Fried Prawn Dumplings

Port Orient Restaurant - tea

Inside the Scallop Seafood Case were fresh vegetables -onion and capsicum, enveloped within a creamy curry-scented paste…

Port Orient Restaurant - scallop seafood case

Scallop Seafood Case

Port Orient Restaurant - prawns in XO chilli sauce

Braised King Prawns in XO Chilli Sauce
The Crispy Skin Chicken was perfect! The skin was glossy and crisp, and the flesh inside was tender and sweet. MmMmm…

Port Orient Restaurant - crispy skin chicken with dry garlic

Crispy Skin Chicken with Dry Garlic

Port Orient Restaurant - fried rice

Fried Rice

Port Orient Restaurant - pan-fried grain fed steak fillet with black pepper

Pan-Fried Grain Fed Steak Fillet with Black Pepper
Another outstanding dish was the salt and pepper calamari, which reminded me of giant onion rings… The calarmari was coated with a thin batter, beaming with fragrant salt and pepper seasoning.

Port Orient Restaurant - salt and pepper calamari

Salt and Pepper Calamari
And after we all lay down our chopsticks with satisfaction, the greens arrived.

Port Orient Restaurant - steamed garden vegetables with corn and mushrooms

Steamed Garden Vegetables with Corn and Mushrooms

Port Orient Restaurant - interior

Port Orient Restaurant - sydney harbour views

This was the view from our table!

Eyeblaster - group photo at Port Orient

Eyeblaster – group photo.

Eyeblaster - group photo at Port Orient

Me with Sham and Jo.
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Port Orient Restaurant
Harbourside Shopping Centre
Level 2, Shop 449-451
Phone (02) 9282 9922

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Jennifer is the founder of I Ate My Way Through. Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. These days, you'll most likely find Jen blogging about slow & intentional living On The Slow Lane and sharing what she knows now about mindful parenting and play-based learning at Mama's Got This.


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